The bold red lighthouse on the northern tip of the island is for many people the symbol of Texel.
The Lighthouse is from March to October and in the Christmas holidays open daily for visitors. The rest of the year, the lighthouse is open on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
After taking the staircase of 153 steps a magnificent view awaits you; over the North Sea, Wadden Sea and the nearby island of Vlieland.
In 1864 Texel got a lighthouse, after years of campaigning conducted by the Texel solicitor Kikkert. Before the establishment of the lighthouse every year many ships perished, because the surrounding waters were so dangerous for shipping.
An important part of the Georgian rebellion has taken part round the lighthouse.
Opening hours and entrance
March through October and during the Christman holiday: daily from 10 am until 5 pm (except on 25 December and on 1 January)..
November through February: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am until 5 pm.
Entry is € 4.00 per person ( children up to three years are for free )
For more information: www.vuurtorentexel.nl.